Louis Crayton

D.C. United

The Andy Award, for D.C. United's best new player

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We combine awards to name one player as D.C. United's best new player

After a massive overhaul last year, D.C. United made fewer changes this year over last. And with only one obvious rookie candidate, the awards committee has decided to merge the Nelly Award, for best Newcomer, with the Andy Award, for best rookie.

The Nelly Award: Choose D.C. United's best newcomer

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This Nelly Award is as stacked a field as there has ever been for a Benny Award.

D.C. United had a massive overhaul last season, and so there are plenty of contenders for the Nelly Award, given to the best newcomer on the team. It is, of course, named after Ryan Nelsen, former D.C. United captain, MLS Cup winner, and former coach of Toronto FC.

The Nelly Award: Choose D.C. United's best newcomer

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The Benny Awards march ever forward and the second award to be given out is the Nelly Award, which is given to the best newcomer to the team. It is, of course, named after Ryan Nelsen, former D.C. United captain, MLS Cup winner, and now the coach of Toronto FC. Past winners of this award include Branko Boskovic, Louis Crayton, Dejan Jakovic, and Lionard Pajoy.

Trialists abound as D.C. United opens camp

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As D.C. United begins their preseason with indoor training in Washington, D.C., there are a number of trialist who are with the team. Typically, these trialists are shed as the preseason wears on, but often one or two will stick. So, besides Diego Restrepo, who are these trialists?

  • Matt Van Oekel (G, Minnesota Stars): Van Oekel has played in 32 games in three years for the Minnesota Stars of NASL and played with the Minnesota Thunder before that.

What Has Gone Wrong with DC United? : League Staple in the Cellar

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The question "What's going on in DC?" has become a recurring one among the fan circles of Major League Soccer. It's a question that seems to be important to any fan of the game in this country. Whether it be rabidly passionate supporters from the DC, Maryland and Virginia area or just general MLS enthusiasts .

Three Waived Today

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As mentioned earlier today, lots of clubs are starting to clear off roster space for the summer months. Two clubs cleared out some room today.

DC United waived keeper Louis Crayton.

San Jose waived two, defender Eric Denton and midfielder Kelly Gray.

Crayton was on the block for a while to get released and it was really only a matter of time.

REPORT: Louis Crayton Out Of DC (OFFICIAL)

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Perhaps better known for his entertaining unorthodox goalkeeping tactics than a solid steadying presence in goal as well as an unfortunate incident involving a fan in Houston, DC United's Liberian goalkeeper has been released by the club. It should be noted that we received a rumor two weeks ago stating he was gone but at the request of DC United we contacted them for clarification and they denied he was on the outs with the club.

DCU Goalkeeping Rollercoaster : Where Did Wicks Come From?

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The DC United goalkeeping situation is something which has been in flux for quite some time. Ever since the departure of 2006 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, Troy Perkins, the club has been searching for an answer between the pipes. After the 2007 season, Perkins decided to test his mettle in European soccer, signing with Valerenga of Norway.

Goalkeeping Impressions

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With the win against the Chicago Fire, Josh Wicks should solidify his claim as D.C. United's starting goalkeeper. He made a huge stop on the McBride penalty, plucked a lot of crosses out of the air, and has had, not just in this game, excellent reaction stops. Subjectively, its hard to argue to bench him, and I'm not going to try that.

The Second Sixth

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This is the second in a recurring series where we look at the DC United season, five games at a time. Of course I failed already because I miscounted and should have written this one last week, so this post is through the Chivas match, and does not include the scoreless draw with RSL.

Results: 2-0-3.

Post Game: DC United 0, RSL 0

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Like kissing your sister, as long as your sister isn't hot, or a good kisser.

The thing you'll hear most from any reports you're bound to read about this match is that Josh Wicks did well, and RSL bunkered. Honestly, that's about all I could tell you about it, too. DC started out bad, and finished bad.

April 2009 D.C. United Debrief

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March 2009: 0-0-2 (2pts, 1p/g, 3GF, 3GA, 0GD, 1.5 gf/g, 1.5ga/g)
April 2009: 2-1-1 (7pts, 1.75p/g, 6GF, 5GA, +1GD, 1.5 gf/g, 1.25ga/g)

We're going to chunk every month of the MLS Season, to see what, if any, insight we can derive from examining a series of games rather than focusing on an individual game.

Debriefing for Match 14.06: At New York Red Bulls

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New York Red Bulls 2 : 3 D.C. UnitedSix Word Novel Recap

Good day for DC in Nuyawk.

Media, Traditional and OtherwiseThe New York Post, Brian Lewis: "The Red Bulls _ and the MetroStars before them _ have specialized in heartbreaking defeats in their history, but few have been as stunning or as maddening as today's collapse"
The Washington Post, Steve Goff: "A 90-degree afternoon on unforgiving artificial turf had taken its toll on mind, body and soul, and considering United's futility on the road the past year, a draw with the New York Red Bulls might have been sufficient.

Preview: DC United at Metroscum

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Ah, the annual trip to the concrete jungle, the armpit of america, RFK North. With Red Bull Arena under construction and supposed to open for the 2010 season, this could be the last time United plays the metroscum/pink cows in the spectacularly horrid Giant Stadium.

Game 3: Houston Dynamo vs DC United

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This is a big game. I don't care that it's April. I don't care that we're not fully healthy. We need three points, this weekend. That's it. End of story. Houston is not considered to be a contender this year, with losing DeRo, and not many more additions. The team [...]

Game 1: DC United at Los Angeles Galaxy

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Ok folks, the games finally start counting for something. We'll start to see less of players like Brandon Barklage, and more of the Jaime Moreno's of the world. And that makes me excited. This Sunday, United travels to the Home Depot Center to visit one of the sadder cases in MLS in the last [...]

Players coming in, players going out

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As this is the preseason, and the informal roster deadline for MLS teams is Monday, DCU made some moves which are quite interesting. First, coming in. DCU has signed Dejan Jakovic from Red Star Belgrade, in a real, honest to god transfer. It's like MLS is a real league and everything! Some info about Mr.

REPORT: United Goalkeeper Crayton Accepts Apology of Racist Fan

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Courtesy of BehindTheBadge.com

"I'm grateful for all of the support shown by the Houston Dynamo organization, their supporters and concerned fans from all over the country. I've received hundreds of encouraging e-mails over the past several days for which I'm very thankful. I know that one person does not represent everyone in Houston and I appreciate the manner in which the Dynamo and their fans have approached the incident that occurred Sunday night.

On the Houston Louis Crayton Incident

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On many occasions, this blog has written about teams getting highly charged situations horribly wrong. Real Salt Lake with the Piotr Nowak/Atiba Harris incident and Chicago with the Blanco punch both come to mind. Which brings us to the Louis Crayton incident in Houston. There was a way that Houston, in a short minded way of trying to save face, could have played the incident with their fan using racial taunts: "We didn't hear the incident, but it doesn't excuse players going into the stands and endangering our fans.

WVH August Awards: GBS Leads The Way

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I'm trying not to make this such a Columbus love fest here but when your hot it has to be noted and right now the Columbus Crew are indeed hot. The main reason is because of the way things are clicking on the offensive side of the ball and also to a degree on the [...]

Post Game- Colorado 0, DC United 3

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I have got to get out of this habit of only posting post game reports... I was there last night, and I was fairly pleased. I say fairly because there were some stupid passes in the midfield, and some questionable play by certain players (I'm looking your way Emilio), and because we SHOULD get three [.

Debriefing for Match 13.19: At Chicago Fire

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Chicago Fire 0 : 1 D.C. United
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Black and red likes some yellow.

Media, Traditional and OtherwiseThe Chicago Daily Herald, Orrin Schwarz: "Things changed at the start of the second half Saturday night at Toyota Park. Fans in brand-new No. 20 jerseys sat up straight.

INCOMING: Louis Crayton to DC United? (DONE DEAL)

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According to this report on the Soccer Insider as well as these reports on this German football transfer site, DC United is close to reaching a deal on a senior goalkeeper who played on the FIFA World Stars team. Crayton would be expected to challenge Zack Wells for the starting spot if not start outright.

DC Talking To Liberian Keeper

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Just as reported earlier in the week, DC United is in discussions with an international keeper. This morning more details of who and where that keeper is from have come out thanks to Steve Goff. United is in talks with Liberian international Louis Crayton. The 30-year old Crayton has spent the past 11 years in the [.

Milos Kocic

Louis Crayton versus Josh Wicks versus Milos Kocic

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Let's try out a different format this time for my much heralded "Versus" series. Here we'll take a look at each of our three potential starting goalkeepers (Louis Crayton, Josh Wicks, and Milos Kocic) on a number of different categories to see if we can come up with a consensus.

Stats to date:
Including Open Cup matches, these three aren't too different.

You’re the Boss: Goalkeeper Conundrum

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This is part 1 in a...multi part series where we'll go over a situation that needs to be addressed by the Front Office or Tommy and lay out the pros and cons, and ask you to decide.

Today's issue: the goalie position.

As I wrote earlier, Louis Crayton appears to be on the outs. Both from my sources and from Martin Fernandez from United Mania, Crayton appears to be rubbing people on the staff the wrong way with his attitude.

Ben Olsen

MLS Cup finally arrives in LA

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Ben Olsen craves the MLS Cup

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Ben Olsen and Louis Crayton with the MLS Cup

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Ben Olsen and Louis Crayton stop for some parking lot soccer en route to deliver the MLS Cup with Deb - the soccer mom.

Video: The Final 'VW Road to the MLS Cup'

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Once again, starring Ben Olsen and Louis Crayton.

Video: Benny [still] on the road to MLS Cup

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Episode 5 of VW's six-part 'Road to MLS Cup' series once again stars Ben Olsen and Louis Crayton. Benny, in particular, has a couple of key lines...


Down to the wire

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Our season has come down to this: cheering for Chicago and New England. Makes you wonder what you're doing with your life, doesn't it? Now, as I've stated before in posts and in comments, I'm of two minds on what I'd prefer to occur this week. Do we, A) eek into the playoffs, lose [...]

The Rematch: New England Revolution vs DC United

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1 week ago, DC dispatched a New England reserve side and advanced to the finals of the US Open Cup. This week, DC plays NE again. The faces have changed, but may the result be no different. Again, Matt Reis will not be playing, but NE looks to have more of its attacking options with them, [...]

The Rest

The Nelly: Vote For D.C. United's Greatest Newcomer of 2012

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The 2012 Bennies continue with an award for the best newcomer. The Nelly Award goes to the greatest non-rookie player on the D.C. United roster. This means that the player must either be new to the league or acquired via a trade or some other mechanism that isn't the Superdraft or homegrown signing.

Wizards 3/10 Practice Notes - a few extra photos

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I just wanted to share a few more photos from yesterday. The rest can be found here...Coach Pascarella has a way of turning the keepers upside down...With so many languages spoken in camp, Coach Zambrano uses some non-verbal communication as well...If you follow Dave Borchardt's tweets you already heard about this incident.

REPORT: Oliver Luck and Houston Apologize To Louis Crayton

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In stark contrast to a similar incident earlier this year, Houston Dynamo and General Manager Oliver Luck has quickly dealt with not only the immediate incident but reached out to DC United's Liberian goalkeeper, Louis Crayton personally and issued the following apology and encourages Houstonians to do the same:

The Houston Dynamo would like to apologize to Louis Crayton, the Liberian goalkeeper for D.

Video: Introducing Louis Crayton

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Though he has been in D.C. for the last week, we finally announced today the acquisition of goalkeeper Louis Crayton. The Liberian spent the last 11 years playing in the Swiss league and also has extensive international experience. You can read all about his playing career in the press release we put out today.